Lamb Update: November 2003

Fall colors along the Virgin River in UtahFall Colors

The peak season for fall colors in southern Utah is the beginning of November. During the first few weeks of the month, we completed a couple of short hikes and drives to photograph the yellow cottonwood leaves.

The photograph on the left was taken along the highway leading to Zion National Park between the towns of Virgin and Rockville, Utah.

Grafton, Utah

A few miles from our campsite is an area known as Grafton, Utah. This ghost town is best known as a movie location for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The "Russell House" (Below left) was in the scene where Paul Newman rode around on a bike to the song "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head". Workers were busy stabilizing and restoring the house. It was interesting to talk with them about adobe brickmaking and see some mortaring techniques. Work on the restoration will continue a few weeks until winter weather arrives - - the project will be completed next year.

Along the gravel road leading to Grafton we saw this pair of young goats along with a dog.


Grafton, Utah house renovation Two goals in the mountains

Zion National Park

Photography is great at Zion National Park, but it's also tricky. With the tall, steap canyon walls, patience and planning is needed to find times when the lighting is good. The photograph (below left) was taken in Springdale, Utah. The photograph (below right) was taken from the bridge just inside the park.


Fall colors in Utah Fall colors in Zion National Park in Utah


Baker from Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City

In mid-November, we flew to Northwest Arkansas airport and drove to our cabin in Hollister, Missouri. After trips to Toledo, Ohio and Albany, New York for work, Annette was ready for a relaxing holiday of grading student projects and sitting on the back porch watching the squirrels feed in the daytime and listening to wild turkeys coming in to roost in the late afternoon.

Annette's Mom and Dad came to the cabin for Thanksgiving, and we all enjoyed going to three movies during the weekend. We saw Love Actually, Timeline, and Master and Commander.

Annette, Larry, Arrion, and Ben also made an evening trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri on Thanksgiving weekend. The weather was great, so the park was packed. We enjoyed some fresh baked bread and wonderful Christmas music and lights. The photo on the left was shot in the Bakery. This is always one of our favorite stops in the park. We love their cinnamon bread.



Post-Thanksgiving Brunch

Before our family left for their drives home, Larry and Annette prepared a great post-Thanksgiving brunch (From left to right: Larry, Annette, Bill, Nancy, Ben, Arrion).

Thanksgiving weekend brunch

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Created by Annette Lamb, 10/03. Update 11/03.